Robert B. Anthony saved Francis J. Winston from drowning, Lynn, Massachusetts, July 27, 1959. Winston, 70, laborer, climbed over a railing on a bridge across Floating Bridge Pond and dropped into the water five feet below 50 feet from the nearest bank, which was bordered by a high wall. He submerged briefly in water 15 feet deep and then stroked feebly in an effort to stay afloat. Anthony, 26, sheeet metal worker, was attracted and, holding to the bridge railing, attempted to aid Winston by extending one end of a shirt to him. Winston made no effort to grasp the shirt and again was submerged briefly. Without delaying to remove any of his clothing, Anthony jumped into the muddy pond, brushing an underwater piling with his leg and hip as he submerged briefly. He swam 10 feet and took hold of the elbow of Winston, who lunged at Anthony’s head. Maintaining his hold on Winston, Anthony quickly moved out of his reach and then swam behind him. Holding Winston against his chest, Anthony swam 15 feet to where the smooth concrete understructure of the bridge extended down into the water but afforded no handholds. Three other men, each holding to the railing with one hand, reached down and lifted Winston and then Anthony onto the bridge.
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